Writing Strands Level 2, Grade 2

This group of assignments in the series called "Writing Strands" is designed to give homeschooled second level students a grounding in the very complicated process of giving others their thoughts in written form. Much of the planning and detail of the writing process is presented here. These assignments are written for you to teach from. This is the only level in which the expectation is that the child cannot work alone. Most seven year olds are too inexperienced to work independently. But, rather than increase your work, this writing process should make it easier for both you and your child to meet the demands for student writing skill. Although "Writing Strands" was not written for grade-level working, this Level Two book has been designed for students who are at what is known as the second grade level. When a child independently can write the sentence, "The dog is big." that child is ready for this level. Scope & Sequence: This level covers adjectives, listing, reporting, paragraphing, ordering actions, grouping and variety, story writing, convincing, writing dialogue, letter writing, personal narration, comparing, and greeting cards.

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Just Write, Book 1

Just Write is a classroom-tested resource that helps students become confident, expressive writers. Students are guided through the writing process from initial idea to final edited and published narrative. Throughout, they are given models to follow and are encouraged to be creative.

In Book 1, students are first encouraged to "just write" without worrying about spelling and punctuation. Later chapters discuss capital letters, basic punctuation, spelling, indenting, and constructing paragraphs. Other chapters encourage the use of colorful descriptions, creative word choices, and comparisons. In the last chapter, students revise and edit their work in preparation for publishing a final draft. Tips for making stories into books are also provided. A wide variety of exercises and engaging illustrations keep students focused and interested. Grades 2-3.

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Just Write, Book 2

Just Write helps students become confident, expressive writers. They begin by brainstorming for ideas, choosing a topic, and then planning their story using story webs. The writers then move on to developing literary elements such as characters, setting,and conclusion. Well-written passages provide models of good writing. Concept introductions are followed by numerous writing exercises to give students practice in using their new skills. Throughout, students are encouraged to see themselves as writers and to consider their eventual reader as they write. They learn strategies for planning that will help when they are faced with prompts in standarized writing assessment tests.

To help students become comfortable with writing, they are first urged to "just write" without worrying about spelling and punctuation. Later chapters discuss capital letters, basic punctuation, spelling, indenting, and constructing paragraphs. Other chapters encourage the use of colorful descriptions, creative word choices, and comparisons. In the last chapter, students revise and edit their work in preparation for "publishing" a final draft. Tips for making stories into books are also provided. Grades 2-3.

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Writing Mini-Lessons for Second Grade

From the Four-Blocks Model series, this grade 2 workbook teaches how to prepare lessons on grammar, poetry, friendly letters, reports and more. Softcover, 80 pages. Reproducible activities for classroom use.

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Spectrum Writing Grade 2 (2014 Update)

Spectrum has now been updated to meet all state standards!

Spectrum's grade-specific workbooks can help reinforce and enhance your student's core educational curriculum. Spectrum Writing Grade 2 provides focused practice to support writing mastery. Students will study the elements of writing a story, writing to inform, and writing an argument. In the process, 2nd grade students will learn about facts/opinion/bias, the order of importance, using an outline, taking notes, setting, dialogue, comparing themes, and more.

Three chapters are included, with 5-14 individual lessons in each and with a post-test at the end. Line-listed answer key included.

111 non-reproducible pages; consumable supplemental workbook. Grade 2.

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